‘Do not drink your tap water’ Turvey residents warned


Until further notice, Turvey residents are advised by Anglian Water not to drink their tap water.

It follows third party damage to a nearby water main and the water company has issued this advice as a precaution while it runs quality checks to ensure the water is up to its usual high standards.

Bottled water will be available to collect from Carlton Road, by the war memorial at the entry to all Saints Church, for affected homes.

They advise that as a precaution, tap water should not be used for drinking, preparing food or cleaning teeth. The same advice applies to water for pets.

It is still OK to use the water for washing, bathing and flushing toilets.

Customers will receive further information as soon as possible, but can also check to see if their property is affected using the postcode checker at www.anglianwater.co.uk

Paul Valleley, Director of Water Services for Anglian Water, said, “We are working hard to get things back to normal as quickly as possible, but ask people in this area to please not drink their tap water until further notice.

“We are very sorry for the inconvenience caused but customers’ health and wellbeing must come first.

“We are writing directly to all homes affected with advice on what to do and will regularly update customers until things return to normal.”

People can get further information from Anglian Water’s website, facebook and twitter pages or the customer services department on 03457 145 145. Anyone with concerns about their health should contact their GP or NHS direct on 111.

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